Posted 4/18/2008 5:10 AM (GMT -7)
From what I have read on here, it seems that GI's don't actually tell their patients much of anything including complications unless you ask them. And even then, some are don't believe in natural remedies, supplements, diet, etc. so they don't bother telling the patient. I, personally, have found that stress plays a huge factor in how I feel. I will flare after a highly stressful situation - not during however. When my gma was in and out of the hospital for her bladder cancer, my Uc behaved itself for the most part. But when she came home and things started to settle down, I flared pretty bad. Diet on the other hand, in my belief, should be altered to your life style and what agrees with you. It's tough finding the food culprit so that is where a food diary comes in handy. But many doctors just don't see that connection. My GI included. He is otherwise a really good GI, but his beliefs don't match mine but he lets me experiment all the same.